by Dave Warner

Work continues on the Erie Canalway Trail just south of Little Falls, as part of the grand effort to create the Empire State Trail.

The trail is composed of three distinct yet connected parts: Hudson River Valley Greenway from Manhattan to Albany, the Erie Canalway from Albany to Buffalo, and the Champlain Canalway from Albany to Canada. The vast majority of both the Hudson River Valley and Erie Canalway branches will be off-road trails. “These sections are accessible by bicyclists and walkers of all ages and abilities,” says Andy Beers, executive director of the Empire State Trail (EST).

The trail, which is expected to be completed in 2020, will create a 750-mile pathway from New York City to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo.

Governor Cuomo said. “Upon completion, this trail will connect communities across the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and the Mohawk Valley, driving tourism and boosting economies in these crucial regions of the state.”